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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Red Kuri Squash

December 2, 2021

The Red Kuri Squash is a small winter squash with a a nutty-slightly sweet flavor. They can be baked or roasted and used for a vegetable side dish or cut up and added to soup and stew.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Popcorn

December 1, 2021

Popcorn is a variety of corn that is grown for drying to use for Popcorn. Popcorn can be used as a snack, appetizer, and to garnish a dish like soup. Many ingredients can be added to make it more flavorful such as butter, salts, citrus juice, herbs, Truffle Oil, and spices.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Piracicaba Broccoli

November 30, 2021

Piracicaba Broccoli is an heirloom variety of broccoli with a short season of availability. It has a grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-firm texture. Use like regular broccoli for crudités, pasta dish, soup, salad, tempura, stir-fry, and vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Cricket Flour

November 29, 2021

Cricket Flour is made from roasted and dried crickets. It can replace regular flour in some applications and will work best with savory dishes. It has a high protein count with an earthy-mild-nutty flavor.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Karifurore Cauliflower

November 28, 2021

Karifurore Cauliflower, aka Fioretto Cauliflower, Flowering Cauliflower and Stick Cauliflower, is a cauliflower and broccoli hybrid that was created in Japan and introduced to the market in 2012.  Karifurore Cauliflower has a long thin green stem with a slightly sweeter flavor than regular types of cauliflower.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sausalito Watercress

November 27, 2021

Sausalito Watercress is a flavorful well-balanced type of watercress from Northern California that is a favorite with chefs. The green has a pleasant peppery-pungent flavor and a crisp-crunchy texture. It is great raw in a salad or sandwich or as a garnish. Also prepare as a vegetable side dish or purée for Watercress Soup.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Variegated Sage

November 24, 2021

Variegated Sage, aka Golden Leaf Sage, is one of the many varieties available and has a fruity-pungent-slightly sweet flavor. Use for a garnish (deep-fried is great), in a soup, stew, sauce, Gravy, and Stuffing.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pink Pearl Apple

November 23, 2021

The Pink Pearl Apple is a perfectly balanced apple with an aromatic-citrus-fruity-tart-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-juicy texture. Use them in a salad, pie, tart, jam or chutney, cobbler, betty, crisp and crumble.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Chestnut

November 22, 2021

Chestnuts are used a lot around this time of year. The nuts have a hard shell that are best when scored and then roasted. They have a sweet-nutty flavor and a dry-crunchy texture and can be puréed and used for a soup, added to a salad, used in desserts, and added to Stuffing and Gravy.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Purple Sage

November 21, 2021

Purple Sage is similar to regular Sage with a minty-musty-strong-slightly bitter flavor. Use for Stuffing, gravy, soup, stew, and poultry dishes.…

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